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Meshell Ndegeocello

  • Jul 18, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Santa Monica Pier's 29th Annual Thursday Night Twilight Concert Series Returns. July 18th singer-songwriter, bassist, rock, soul, R& B, rapper & actress Meshell Ndegeocello. Opening act: Los Angeles-based roots/blues/rock trio "The Record Company". Pre-concert lovely sunset Picnic Meet & Greet on the beach at Co-Host Barbara's Beach Base Camp. No pets. PLEASE NO SMOKING. 21 and over. No under age drinking.  More info link to   http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts

Following the release of 2011′s critically acclaimed Weather, Meshell Ndegeocello announces the release of her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to fellow musician Nina Simone. Guests on the album include Sinead O’Connor, Lizz Wright, Valerie June and others. To celebrate the release of the album, Meshell is sharing the iconic track “Be My Husband,” which just premiered on NPR. Flush with stomps, claps and chants, Meshell is accompanied on vocals by New York singer- songwriter Valerie June. Comprised of a mix of traditional classics (“Feelin’ Good”), songs written by Nina Simone (“Real Real”), or for her (“To Be Young, Gifted and Black” by Weldon Irvine), the album represents a full spectrum of Nina Simone’s work and life. From the pulsing of the traditional ballad “House Of The Rising Sun,” the velvety, soul filled vocals of “Feeling Good,” and a bluegrass duet with Sinead O’Connor in “Don’t Take All Night,” Meshell Ndegeocello gives a subtle spin to the tracks off the Pour une âme souveraine. She also performed a duet with John Cougar Melloncamp - "Wild Nights Are Calling".


AGENDA

6   Picnic Meet & Greet
    Concert begins
10  After-party at Rusty's Bar (optional)

PICNIC MEET & GREET

The best part of attending a concert at the beach is the picnic. This is where you'll make new friends and say "Hi" to old ones. A great way to meet someone is to offer them something! So... bring something to share! Either some libations/CUPS (be discrete--$250+ fine) or finger eats such as charcuterie, salami, cheeses, fresh produce such as grapes, dried fruits such as dates or nuts, olives, bread--foods that are easy to eat without utensils. Don't forget water & your own dinner. Bring low-back beach chair, not a tall awn chair. The idea is to be eye level with your new friends & to see the large beach screen. Bring jacket, flashlight, large trash bags, No pets. NO SMOKING PLEASE. 21+, no under age drinking.  Please bring sheets, blankets, tarps to help secure our beachfront real estate. SEE BELOW FOR LOCATION. Most likely at 8:15 p.m. the hosts will be up at the stage area; however, base camp will be open for late arrivals. Late arrivals may not be able to find our base camp in the dark. Do not leave any valuables. Hosts and Meet Up are NOT responsible for lost or stolen valuables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: PLEASE READ& PRINT! NEW BASE CAMP LOCATION: South side of the pier on the sand, WEST SIDE OF BIKE BATH.  DUE TO NEW ENHANCED REALLY LOUD SOUND SYSTEM THAT DISTORTS THE MUSIC IN THE FRONT ROWS & LARGE DIGITAL CONCERT BEACH SCREEN FACING THE SAND, along with 300+ YES RSVP’S, WE HAVE A LAST MINUTE BASE CAMP LOCATION CHANGE.  THE BEACH IS DIVIDED IN TO 4 SECTIONS DIVIDED BY NEONLIME COLORED CONES AND CROWD CONTROL AISLES (SEE MAP). OUR LOCATION IS THE FRONT ROW CORNER OF THE REAR SECTION NEXT TO WOODEN PLANKS WALKING PATH ACROSS FROM BIKE VALET & THE LETTERS ON THE BUILDING THAT SAID “LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGIONAL LIFE GUARD STATION”. The wooden walkway on the sand leads directly to the stairs accessing the stage.

GUESTS who can please arrive promptly at 5 p.m. to help STAKED-OUTa large area accommodating our group are greatly appreciated. I will have remnantwood branches & ribbons. Look for cardboard/styrofoam sign attached to taller wood branches that says “BARBARA’s BEACH BASE CAMP – MEET-UP LOS ANGELES FREE CONCERTS along with (hopefully) DONATED RED HELIUM BALLOONS. PLEASE KEEP OUR AREA CLEAN & REMEMBER TO THROW-OUT ALL TRASH BEFORE LEAVING BASE CAMP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED POST CONCERT TO HELP WITH CLEAN-UP, REMOVING & PACKING WOOD STAKES & RIBBONS. ANY HELP PRE @ 5 p.m. AND POST CONCERT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!  THE HOSTS DON’T WANT A HUGE MESS TO CLEAN UP AFTER THE CONCERT, THANKS.

Legal:  Hosts are only volunteers and not personally responsible or liable for any person/persons, injury, and/or damaged or stolen property.

PARKING

  • Santa Monica Place Mall: Structure 8, 2nd Street & Colorado. 4 hours are $5.50.
  • Santa Monica Pier North Side Beach level: $20.00 (no pier parking)
  • Metered street parking: Main Street near Rand Corp. and Colorado near Casa Del Mar. Free after 6 pm.

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  • Lionel

    Thank you Barbara for an incredible job! The 3 events you have hosted have made this one of the best summers ever for LA Free Concerts. You don't shy away from the mega events that might make other organizers anxious.

    On behalf of the organizers and members of LA Free Concerts it give me great pleasure to award you the highly coveted ELITE badge.

    August 17, 2013

  • Jillian

    It was incredible! I was up on the pier in front of the stage , back about 75 feet from Meshell Ndege'Ocello....it was so cool...she was high and free....can't believe she played Come Smoke my Herb!....it was amazing.....I wish I could have seen everybody there, but I was with you guys in spirit...I just ended up walking by and seeing 2 great spots on the pier and couldn't pass them up. Thanks so much for announcing this concert on meetup! *hugs * to all who attended this wonderfully, vibey show!

    August 2, 2013

  • Anjanette S.

    Gorgeous weather
    Fabulous company
    Amazing music from a brilliant artist at sunset by the sea, FOR FREE!
    What more could you ask for? Thank you so much for the invite, this is definitely a do over!

    July 19, 2013

  • regina

    Good concert. Nice meeting everyone. Thanks, Barbara for great directions to the meetup spot! I wouldn't have found it if wasn't for your detailed directions! Great host.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Come find us. South side of pier, west of the bike path, behind first sand path. Look for red balloons and the meetup sign. Our section is marked by red tape. We have an awesome view of the screen.

    July 18, 2013

    • sondra

      oh well I read these too late and looked at the pictures too late. I only had a half a bar on my cellphone rats :-(

      1 · July 19, 2013

    • Rashunda L.

      Yep, same here :/

      July 19, 2013

  • Yolanda B.

    I enjoyed the night atmosphere. The concert was awesome and the company was great.

    July 19, 2013

  • Claude H.

    A memory from last night...
    http://youtu.be/oe3AQc4FO7o

    3 · July 19, 2013

    • sondra

      Fabulous great video and sound quality? Iphone5?

      July 19, 2013

  • Claude H.

    Thank you for hosting a great event!!!

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great concert. I had no idea so many of you would come or I'd have made a better effort to meet everybody. Maybe next time - have a great night!

    July 18, 2013

    • sondra

      We got there at 7:15 and caught the opening band they were good but we could not find any of you but it was awesome anyway and the free Coffee Bean was nice too. We sat on blankets on the boardwalk.

      July 19, 2013

  • sondra

    She is awesome loved the first three songs she played the best. Opening blues band was really good too

    July 19, 2013

  • Farah

    I had to leave pretty much when she started singing but I love her music and songs. It is something special

    July 19, 2013

  • Kathy

    This was my 3rd time seeing Meshell in concert--she is so AMAZING!!
    Incredible voice. Fabulous band. Bliss!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Karen

    She sang my favorite song "Fool of Me". If you have seen Love & Basketball, you'll hear that song. Loved it. My friend JoAn and I loved getting out for the evening.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • alisha p.

    Great concert as always I love Meshell.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Ayanna

    Did Meshell already perform? I'm running late :/

    July 18, 2013

    • Nephatera D.

      No not yes

      July 18, 2013

    • David

      I'm sure your good, she's always late

      July 18, 2013

  • Mac

    Running late, will be there soon.

    July 18, 2013

  • Genay T.

    Hello everyone! Sorry, but I won't be able to make it! Just got off of work, and I'm exhausted! Looking forward to the next event

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are by a little steel dome structure

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I upload some pictures so u can find us

    July 18, 2013

  • Rashunda L.

    I prob wont make it til 8pm. Too late??? Should I still come?

    July 18, 2013

  • Nephatera D.

    I know I'm early but anybody else here yet?

    July 18, 2013

  • regina

    im just arriving . trying to park. i hope i find the group!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Charamon L.

    Was planning on attending but stii on the other side if the 405 fwy. Has the concert started yet. Is anyone else performing with her, do I have time to make it, im in the southbay area? 30 min wih no traffic....

    July 18, 2013

  • Michael O.

    I'm also here

    July 18, 2013

  • Josif

    Just got off work, and I won't make it.

    July 18, 2013

  • David

    I'm not going to make it. Aww man. My first event and I was looking forward to this

    July 18, 2013

  • Michael O.

    Where we mtg?

    July 18, 2013

  • Manny

    I find it hard to believe that this is a free concert. Has anyone verified if this is true?

    July 16, 2013

    • Lionel

      And we've been doing it for 6 years!

      July 17, 2013

    • Rashunda L.

      Great thing about Los Angeles, tons of free concerts in the summer time :)

      July 18, 2013

  • joan c.

    I unfortunately will not make, what I know will be a fabulous concert,was looking forward to my first meet-up event,enjoy and have a wonderful time...

    July 18, 2013

  • laleta r.

    Im sad not able to go my ride cancelled :( my car not ready yet .

    July 18, 2013

  • Janet H.

    Does anyone know if they're broadcasting this? Would love to listen even if I can't be there - I love her & was really looking fwd to this.

    July 18, 2013

  • Janet H.

    Am sick ;-(

    July 18, 2013

  • Tara

    Sigh... although this would have been my first outing with all of you, I don't believe I will be able to make it after all. Disappointed....

    July 18, 2013

  • Kila "Sugasaphire" E.

    I have to cancel as well. Not too happy but I have a gig that was offered today. Duty calls. Enjoy and take pics.

    July 18, 2013

  • Zel

    Hello everyone, I am not sure if I am able to make it tonight. I love MN and was looking forward to the concert. Unfortunately, I am stuck in the San Bernardino courthouse - jury summons and my group has already experienced a 4.5 hour delay. Wish me luck. Hope to see you tonight!

    July 18, 2013

  • Babs

    Please read everything carefully & print details. Base Camp location changed due to City's new enhanced (loud) sound system. New location is back section first row next to the wooden walking path. This location provides better sound & screen viewing experience and easy accessibility. Look for Barbara's Beach Base Camp Meet Up Los Angeles Free Concert Sign in an area on the sand staked out with wood branches. Around 8 p.m., I may leave base camp to stand on the stage. Late arrivals can still enjoy the base camp. Bring low back beach chair, dinner, water, something healthy to share, (no junk food please), jacket, tarp, towel, flashlight & friendly playful attitude! No smoking please. Please help keep our area clean especially when leaving to visit the stage. NO OPEN ALCOHOL! Legal: Hosts are only volunteers & not personally responsible/liable for any person/persons, injury, damaged /stolen property or fines for alcohol consumption or other nuisances. Cheers,Co-Hosts: Barbara & Ken

    July 18, 2013

  • Michael

    Free concerts are back

    July 18, 2013

  • Michelle

    My favs are Beautiful, satisfy and of course Dred Loc

    2 · July 17, 2013

  • Lionel

    When I created this event for the group I never imagined there would be so much interest. I never heard of her--I can't even pronounce her name, lol! This event has moved into the #2 spot for total rsvps at LAFC. Have fun everyone!

    2 · July 17, 2013

    • Charamon L.

      Lol It's pronounce Mee-shell N-deh-gay-o-chel-o and she was more popular in the 90's but I enjoy her music she cover a wide variety of of musical influences. Haven't seen her in a while

      2 · July 17, 2013

    • Lisa J.

      Lionel, if you can before you go to the concert tomorrow go to you tube and listen to her song called "The Way." It's just a beautiful!!!!

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • gloria

    love music and love the pier setting. Will be there.

    July 17, 2013

  • tony

    The amount of comments on this event in itself should go in the "guinness book of records".Lol

    July 17, 2013

  • Annette R.

    I will help with post event clean up.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • laleta r.

    Cant wait til 2morr im there lol

    July 17, 2013

  • Janet H.

    I will not able to get there til later due to work. I am pretty good at navigating in the dark so will find you. What time does she
    go on? Thanx!

    July 17, 2013

  • sondra

    I would imagine meters are risky so the mall sounds best.

    July 17, 2013

  • Michael G.

    What a great night it should be, great music and great people.

    July 17, 2013

  • paul d.

    sounds great.

    July 17, 2013

  • Keith

    Looking forward.

    July 17, 2013

  • J

    Yes! Really! Love her!

    July 17, 2013

  • Shane

    Carpool buddy from the South Bay or even a ride home afterwards? (Torrance/SanPedro/Harbor City Area) I'm experiencing car trouble and will be in tears to miss out on this concert - just in case planB - Thanks!!

    July 16, 2013

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